No Rain

No rain
and the red dirt is cracking
no rain
with the grass dawrn and brittle
no rain
and the dust rises into
the sky which has brought forth
no rain.

No rain
and the night is a demon
running wild
slave to its desires
no rain
comes to soothe us or cool us.
The horizon is on fire.
No rain.

No rain
yet the thunderhead is above
my mouth is open
my eyes are closed
my tongue awaits the first
drops to quench my burning
no rain
come rain on down on me.